Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Community activist, Feminist, Lawyer and Solicitor
- Alternative Names
- Hogg, Judy (preferred name)
- Spier, Margaret Mary Judy (birth name)
Judy Hogg has had a lifelong concern for the socially disadvantaged leading to her interest in law and political reform, and her involvement in the women's movement in Victoria where she was a founding Member of the Kew Women's Liberation Group. She returned to university after having children and was fortunate to graduate from Law School as the Family Law Act came into operation in 1976. As she had written a thesis on this legislation, she was placed in a strong position for entering the work force in that jurisdiction.
After working for several law firms, both large and small, and for Legal Aid, Hogg started her own firm in 1985. She invited her friend Janet Reid to join her and they formed Hogg and Reid (which amalgamated as Carew Counsel incorporating Hogg and Reid in 2013). The prime focus was Family Law which was dealt with in a non-sexist manner. Her philosophy was to ensure that the law was available to redress imbalances of power.
Hogg has always contributed beyond her professional role, and has served in a voluntary capacity on many committees and boards of management, including those of
- Fitzroy Legal Service
- Parents anonymous
- Twin Care
- Domestic Violence Committee, Rotary
Please click 'Details' below to read an essay written by Judy Hogg for the Trailblazing Women and the Law Project.